Australian River Assessment System: National Guidelines for Mapping AusRivAS Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Scores
Monitoring River Health Initiative Report Number 38
Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004
ISBN 0 642 55043 5 ISSN 1447-1280
- Australian River Assessment System: National Guidelines for Mapping AusRivAS Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Scores (PDF - 52 KB)
About the publication
Mapping decision rules for banding AusRivAS O:E FAMILIES index scores are provided. These rules are designed to facilitate the mapping of river health assessment results nationally and across jurisdictions at local, region, state, and national scales. They allow O:E FAMILIES model outputs for different habitats and seasons over various years to be allocated to a single AusRivAS band reflecting the degree of ecological integrity or "river health" at the site in question. This allows varying AusRivAS results to be integrated and mapped in a simple, easy to interpret manner that produces consistent and comparable results. These decision rules are not meant to replace the need for detailed examination of the raw outputs of the AusRivAS software.